All three broadcast news networks again broke into regular
programming with special reports Friday as President Obama announced the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2011.
George Stephanopoulos anchored coverage of the 12:45 p.m. ET
statement on ABC with Jake Tapper, Scott Pelley anchored for CBS joined by
Norah O'Donnell and Savannah Guthrie anchored for NBC with Chuck Todd and
"As promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home
by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, the war in Iraq will be over,"
The cable news networks -- CNN, Fox News and MSNBC -- also carried
Obama's remarks live.